CrimeSon is the extraordinary story of Justin Gardner’s life.
Saved from the dark streets of death and crime in Melbourne, he was called by God to reach out to the brokenhearted with a message of restoration and hope. CrimeSon is the hard-hitting story of one man’s miracle. Justin’s journey from the trauma of a dysfunctional childhood, the pain of being suicidal and ‘dream-bankrupt’ and the fear of being close to death, to seeing his life turned around and his dream machine being switched on and working overtime will make a positive difference in your own life.
A rough and raw backstage pass into the heart and mind of a broken man’s life, this story provides the heartwarming twist that proves that people can overcome extreme obstacles. With God in your corner nothing is impossible. CrimeSon is an emotional journey and Justin’s honesty and faith will give you an insight into just how powerful second chances can be.
About the Author
Justin Gardner did not have a happy childhood. Abuse, violence and rejection led to a life doing and selling drugs as early as 12. By 14, he was out of school and out of home and was living a life of crime on the streets of Melbourne. In fact, some of the people that he grew up with are characters portrayed in the Underbelly TV series.
At 22, Justin was not only suicidal, but found himself heading down the path towards murder. He realised that the destructive life he had been living for so many years was only headed towards death, and he called out to Jesus to save him. His life took a massive turn and today, Justin is the senior pastor of Destiny Centre Christian church in Hoppers Crossing, Victoria.
Justin travels nationally and internationally, preaching to build and inspire the body of Christ. He has been happily married to his wife Kim since 1999 and has two sons, Davis and Oskar, whom he adores.